Drivers Advised to Avoid Central London Between June 3rd and 5th image

Between June 3rd and 5th, drivers are advised to avoid central London during the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

On Sunday, June 3rd there will be no River services from 14:30 until 18:00, between Battersea Bridge and the Thames Barrier at Woolwich. Seven bridges in London will be closed to pedestrians and motorists for most of the day. No access will be possible to Buckingham Palace from the Green Park station on Monday, June 4th.

The Epsom Derby, which usually attracts about 150,000 visitors, is due to gather even more spectators this year due to the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

“To manage traffic demands and minimise disruption to Epsom residents, many roads around the Downs will have temporary alterations. In order to plan your journey, please visit for more information and take note of the traffic signing on the day,” said A Surrey police spokesman.

Visitors are urged to use public transport, since all tube services will be working normally. Chelsea Bridge and Battersea Bridge will remain open only for pedestrians only for crossing the Thames and not as viewing locations.